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Francesca Curmi triumphs in Montasir to claim second ITF title in a week

Francesca Curmi continued her impressive form of late after securing a second ITF title in the space of a week when she triumphed in Montasir, Tunisia, on Sunday.

The young Maltese tennis sensation had a tough route to the final as she had to overcome the challenge of Spanish player Eva Guerrero Alvarez, who is ranked 354 in the world and was the tournament top seed.

But Curmi showed her class when she overcame the challenge of Guerrero Alvarez 6-2 6-1.

In Sunday’s final, Curmi was up against Japanese player Sayaka Ishii and the two players played up an absolute thriller.

Curmi started strongly as she breezed through the first set to win it 6-2.

In the second set, Sayaka improved a lot and all the games were evenly contested. The Japanese prevailed and won the second set 6-4 to take the match to the third deciding set.

Francesca Curmi was more composed, and her recent achievements undoubtedly contributed to her being the more consistent of the two.

After a balanced start to the set Francesca showed all her class and aggressiveness to win the decider 7-5 to clinch her second title in two memorable weeks.

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